It’s the best-selling rifle in the U.S. versus the most famous rifle in the world. It’s the legendary Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK-47) versus the ArmaLite Rifle-15 (AR-15).

To the untrained eye, the two rifles may look slightly similar — but they couldn’t be farther apart.

So which is better?

The following chart from Tactical Gear strips the two rifles down to their basic functionalities to get to the heart of the matter. Enjoy:

The Ultimate Face Off: AK 47 vs. AR 15

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